Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of cardiac sarcoma?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: John H Raaf, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
  • Print

Because of the nonspecific presentation of cardiac sarcomas, the number of disease processes that should be considered in the differential diagnosis is vast. Selected possibilities include the following:

  • Bronchogenic carcinoma

  • Chronic heart failure

  • Atrial myxoma

  • Pericarditis

  • Pericardial tamponade

  • Coronary insufficiency

  • Mediastinitis

  • Mesothelioma

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!